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Advanced Energy Project Associate

Application Deadline: Candidates evaluated on a rolling basis.

Start Date: Immediately

Company Description

 Hyde Engineering Services Inc. (HES) is an electrical and software engineering services company based in Boulder, CO. The projects we work on are first-of-their-kind advanced energy projects ranging from battery storage and microgrids to machine learning for energy markets.

We are helping to facilitate a global change in energy infrastructure with smart and connected projects that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Position Summary

HES is seeking an Advanced Energy Project Associate to support the firm’s growth in multiple business units. HES is rapidly expanding the scope of its business to include some of the most exciting technology developments driving the energy industry today. Candidates will gain first-hand experience in building out a new business unit, as well as interfacing with clients, vendors, and investors.

In this role, you will work with the HES Business Development team in creating the foundation of a new business unit. Important components of the work will include key account project management, supporting client diligence, and client relationship management for multiple advanced energy engagements. Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting project management on a diverse set of advanced energy projects
  • Developing client proposals to cultivate a pipeline of new business opportunities
  • Creating and maintaining investor-specific pitch decks to support due diligence
  • Assisting in growth of the HES data-as-a-service and energy software product line
  • Monitoring developments in regional energy markets and create timely investor briefings
  • Conducting market research and generate periodic reports to help guide Hyde’s strategy

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) or advanced degree in engineering, business, energy, or finance
  • Minimum of 1-3 years work experience in client-facing or partnership development roles

(Required)

  • Experience/familiarity with energy markets, ISO/RTO operations, and electric power systems
  • Professionalism in all regards, high standards for deliverable quality, prompt and respectful communication etiquette, and keen attention to detail
  • Aesthetic and design sensibilities in developing client/investor-ready content
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear, concise, and accessible way, both in person and in writing (Required)
  • Natural tendency to take initiative independently, solve problems creatively, and pursue new skills or knowledge with vigor (Required)
  • Self-manager (Required)

Compensation and Logistics

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with candidate experience.

Hyde Engineering Services is currently working remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. When it is safe and appropriate to do so, this position will be based out of company headquarters in Boulder, CO.

Equal Opportunity 

Hyde Engineering Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Hyde Engineering is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Application 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and your favorite Gantt Chart to  info@hydeeng.com with subject line “Advanced Energy Project Associate”.

Customer Programs Supervisor

Job Description

About San Diego Gas & Electric

At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means we are creating a sustainable future by providing almost 45 percent of its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come.

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best.

Primary Purpose:

In this highly visible position, the Customer Programs Supervisor is responsible for the design, implementation and ongoing management of energy efficiency/demand-side management programs for a specific customer segment (e.g., residential, commercial & industrial, local governments). This includes developing and executing strategic plans directed to the future of the segment, originating regulatory filings for new and existing customer programs, and managing respective portions of the segment budgets ranging from approximately $10 million – $40 million in refundable O&M. The position will also develop strategies for synergies between other Program Administrators in California.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of day-to-day operations of the segments staff, including reviewing program progress, identification of efficiencies and planning activities.
  • Supervisory responsibilities for a staff of ten to fifteen direct reports.
  • Representation of SDG&E on intrastate utility committees charged with addressing regulatory mandates and developing statewide programs.
  • Origination and integration of long-range strategic plans pertaining to segment.
  • Representation of SDG&E in industry trade groups and professional organizations pertaining to energy matters.
  • Coordination with internal and external clients to ensure the segment is meeting the needs of its customers.
  • Management of segment operating budgets.
  • Development of new and innovative customer programs.
  • Origination of regulatory filings and/or new customer program proposals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferably in business, engineering, or marketing or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years – Relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some experience with regulatory filings.
  • Excellent interpersonal and business communications skills with a proven record of working with diverse groups of people.
  • General supervisory skills including performance planning and review highly desirable.
  • Analytical skills and financial acumen to oversee budgets and use metrics and strategies to improve programs.
  • Knowledge of and experience with SDG&E’s customer programs is preferred.

Competitive Benefits Package:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Performance Incentives
  • Cash balance pension program
  • 401k with employer match
  • Affordable healthcare, dental and vision
  • Generous vacation and flex days
  • Employee Giving Programs including charitable donations, volunteer incentive program, and scholarship programs
  • Substantial educational reimbursement
  • Sempra University for professional development
  • Backup daycare for children and elderly family members
  • Passport card for significant discounts at local restaurants and entertainment venues
  • On site cafes, walking trail, gym, yoga, chair massages

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status

TO APPLY

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Senior Procurement Project Advisor – IT Portfolio

Job Description

At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means we are creating a sustainable future by providing almost 45 percent of its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come.

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best.

Primary Purpose
Oversees entire procurement process for highest risk/value and complexity categories. Coordinates with stakeholders and integrates their requirements into the sourcing and contracting processes. Develops and issues high value/risk Request for Proposal (RFPs), Request for Information (RFIs) and Request for Quotations (RFQs). Coordinates and leads proposal reviews, evaluations and recommendations for contract awards. Works with Category Managers to support the development and execution of category plans that identify opportunities for operational efficiencies, drive cost savings, manage/mitigate risk, improve safety, drive innovation, and ensure the continuous development of categories managed. Provides guidance and mentors other Category Management Advisors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees entire procurement process for highest risk/value and complexity categories. Coordinates with stakeholders and integrates their requirements into the sourcing and contracting processes.
  • Develops and issues high value/risk RFPs, RFIs and RFQs. Coordinates and leads proposal reviews, evaluations and recommendations for contract awards.
  • Works with Category Managers to support the development and execution of category plans that identify opportunities for operational efficiencies, drive cost savings, manage/mitigate risk, improve safety, drive innovation, and ensure the continuous development of categories managed.
  • Evaluates supplier qualifications and identifies alternative suppliers. Leads contract negotiations and works closely with internal support organizations including Legal, Finance, Business Units and Insurance & Risk Management to mitigate risk and exposure for the company.
  • Develops and manages supplier alliance opportunities. Resolves conflict between suppliers and company.
  • Interprets contractual obligations & positions, coordinates and manages conflict resolution with suppliers/contractors and stakeholders to drive resolution and formalize outcome contractually. Provides recommendation on the development and implementation of purchasing strategies for assigned categories. Analyzes internal spend data and market intelligence to strategically source needed services and materials. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with teams and suppliers to reduce overall costs.
  • Leads special projects to identify and implement cost savings programs. Works on cross-functional teams to develop strategies to add value through Supply Management lead projects.
  • Meets with internal clients on a regular basis to understand client needs and to strengthen client relationships.
  • Advises clients on proper contract management and administration policies and procedures. Ensures client compliance with appropriate procurement policies and procedures, standards for ethical behavior, and accounting policies.
  • Maintains records to demonstrate that proper protocol is followed in the sourcing and contracting processes and in the implementation of the supplier relationship.
  • Provides guidance and mentors other Category Management Advisors.
  • Coordinates efforts for pilot programs or proof of concept initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, related field or equivalent training and/or experience.

Experience

  • 5 years – Of directly relevant experience, preferably in category management, strategic sourcing, other procurement-related role, related analytical role, or through other materials and/or services purchasing experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge and skills with supplier negotiations (managing procurement activities, including both bids and RFPs for solution-oriented proposals).
  • Working knowledge in Project Management.
  • Capable of creating and negotiating commercial terms and conditions in standard contract templates without assistance from legal counsel, and advanced working knowledge with legal terms and conditions.
  • Capable of reviewing & redlining statement of works to ensure responsibilities are clearly documented, acceptance criteria is present, deliverables are identified and tied to milestones, if applicable.
  • Ability to review complex contractual problems and propose innovative solutions.
  • Contract management skills, measuring and managing supplier performance.
  • Persuasive communication skills (oral and written).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Word).

Preferred Qualifications

Education

  • Master’s Degree An MBA, J.D. or advanced degree is desirable.

Skills and Abilities

  • Project management expertise in the utility industry.
  • Working understanding of utility and/or energy environments, operating procedures, and economics or regulation.
  • Deep commodity or domain expertise with assigned company projects, including but not limited to: equipment, services (construction, ,EPC, professional, and technical), sourcing, and/or project management.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).
  • Project Management Professional (PMP).

Other Qualifications

  • Travel is required to the field, job sites and supplier/contractor plants/facilities, domestically or internationally.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

TO APPLY

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Category Management Advisor – IT

Job Description

At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means we are creating a sustainable future by providing almost 45 percent of its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come.

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best.

Primary Purpose
Oversees entire procurement process for medium to high risk and complexity categories. Coordinates with stakeholders and integrates their requirements into the sourcing and contracting processes. Develops and issues Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for information (RFIs) and Request for Quotations (RFQs). Coordinates and leads proposal reviews, evaluations and recommendations for contract awards. Works with Category Managers to support the development and execution of category plans that identify opportunities for operational efficiencies, drive cost savings, manage/mitigate risk, improve safety, drive innovation, and ensure the continuous development of categories managed.Duties and Responsibilities
  • 20% – Oversees entire procurement process for medium to high risk and complexity categories. Coordinates with stakeholders and integrates their requirements into the sourcing and contracting processes.
  • 20% – Develops and issues RFPs, RFIs and RFQs. Coordinates and leads proposal reviews, evaluations and recommendations for contract awards.
  • 15% – Works with Category Managers to support the development and execution of category plans that identify opportunities for operational efficiencies, drive cost savings, manage/mitigate risk, improve safety, drive innovation, and ensure the continuous development of categories managed.
  • 10% – Evaluates supplier qualifications and identifies alternative suppliers. Leads contract negotiations and works closely with internal support organizations including Legal, Finance, Business Units and Insurance & Risk Management to mitigate risk and exposure for the company.
  • 5% – Develops and manages supplier alliance opportunities. Resolves conflict between suppliers and company.
  • 5% – Interprets contractual obligations & positions, coordinates and manages conflict resolution with suppliers/contractors and stakeholders to drive resolution and formalize outcome contractually. Provides recommendations on development and implementation of purchasing strategies for assigned categories. Analyzes internal spend data and market intelligence to strategically source needed services and materials. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with teams and suppliers to reduce overall costs.
  • 5% – Meets with internal clients on a regular basis to understand client needs and to strengthen client relationships.
  • 5% – Advises clients on proper contract management and administration policies and procedures. Ensures client compliance with appropriate procurement policies and procedures, standards for ethical behavior, and accounting policies.
  • 5% – Maintains records to demonstrate that proper protocol is followed in the sourcing and contracting processes and in the implementation of the supplier relationship.
  • 5% – Coordinates efforts for pilot programs or proof of concept initiatives.
  • 5% – Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or other related field or equivalent experience/training required.
Experience
  • 3 years – Of directly relevant experience, preferably in category management, strategic sourcing, other procurement-related role, related analytical role, or through other materials and/or services purchasing experience required.
  • IT category management experience strongly preferred.
Skills and Abilities
  • Required:
    • Advanced knowledge and skills with supplier negotiation (managing procurement activities, including both bids and Request for Proposals (RFPs) for solution-oriented proposals) Advanced
    • Capable of creating and negotiating commercial terms and conditions in standard contract templates with minimal assistance from legal counsel, and intermediate working knowledge with legal terms and conditions. Intermediate
    • Capable of reviewing & redlining statement of works to ensure responsibilities are clearly documented, acceptance criteria is present, deliverables are identified and tied to milestones, if applicable. Advanced
    • Contract management skills, measuring and managing supplier performance Advanced
    • Persuasive communication skills (oral and written) Advanced
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Advanced
    • Proficient at Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Word) Intermediate
  • Preferred:
    • Project management expertise in the utility industry. Beginner
    • Working understanding of utility and/or energy environments, operating procedures, and economics or regulation. Intermediate
    • Deep commodity or domain expertise with assigned company projects, including but not limited to: equipment, services (construction, ,EPC, professional, and technical), sourcing, and/or project management. Intermediate
Licenses and Certifications
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.
Other Qualifications
  • Travel is required to field, job sites and supplier/contractor plants/facilities, domestically or internationally.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

TO APPLY

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Category Manager – IT Portfolio

Job Description

At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means we are creating a sustainable future by providing almost 45 percent of its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come.

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best.

Primary Purpose

Works within the Supply Management organization to maximize the value that is delivered using a category management framework including contract oversight and execution. Collaborates with internal stakeholders, supply chain teams, and suppliers to use continuous improvement techniques to improve internal Business Unit and supply chain outcomes. This role is critical to supporting Supply Management as a value-adding partner to the business by providing solutions to business and operational supply chain challenges, improving processes to reduce total costs of ownership, and maintaining a strategic approach to procurement and supply management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and coordinates all contracting activities for medium to large-scale categories, ranging from $85M to $200M in annual spend. Leads negotiations of complex, high risk agreements, oversees all stages of strategic procurement, contract oversight, review and execution.
  • Supervises, plans, manages, and assumes complete responsibility for all activities and processes associated with the categories assigned including directly performing contracting duties.
  • Monitors and assesses market of assigned categories to anticipate potential disruptions due to regulatory, political, commercial climates and natural disasters. Develops exposure/impact analysis and implements avoidance or mitigation measures.
  • Meets with internal customers to understand their needs, requirements, and plans. Analyzes historical spend trends, forecasting future spend based on demand planning, builds should cost models, calculates total cost of ownership (TCO). Creates supplier profiles and conducts market research to identify new suppliers.
  • Performs thorough analysis to support the development, execution and management of category plans that identify opportunities for operational efficiencies, drive cost savings, manage/mitigate risk, improve safety, drive innovation, and ensure the continuous development of categories managed.
  • Works with Business Units to develop and manage tools to track supplier performance (ex: scorecards), communicates supplier performance metrics to relevant stakeholders on a regular basis, collaborates with key suppliers and Business Units to identify potential areas for improvement. Interprets contractual obligations and manages conflict resolution with suppliers/contractors and stakeholders to drive resolution and formalizes outcome contractually.
  • Provides direction and guidance to Business Units on all Supply Management matters to ensure compliance with company procurement policies and best practices. Coordinates cross functional team discussions with representatives from Business Units for stakeholder alignment, Divers Business Enterprise, Supply Operations, Insurance & Risk Advisory, Safety, Tax, Cybersecurity, Audit, Privacy, and Legal on complex projects and contracting issues.
  • May supervise direct reports and mentor department staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, or other related field or equivalent training and/or experience required.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, or other advanced academic training preferred.

Experience

  • 5 – 8 years of directly relevant experience, preferably in category management, strategic sourcing, other procurement-related role, related analytical role, or business consulting, including 3 years of experience leading cross-functional strategic sourcing teams or other change-related programs required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required:

  • Excellent supplier negotiation capabilities (experience managing procurement activities, including both bids and RFP’s, for solution-oriented proposals).
  • Capable of creating and negotiating the majority of legal terms and conditions without the assistance of legal counsel
  • Capable of reviewing & redlining statement of work documents to ensure responsibilities are clearly documented, acceptance criteria is present, deliverables are identified and tied to milestones, if applicable.
  • Cross-functional team management experience.
  • Advanced project management experience.
  • Contract management skills, measuring and managing supplier performance.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Persuasive communication skills (oral & written).
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office programs (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Word).

Preferred:

  • Project management expertise in the utility industry.
  • A demonstrated ability to attain skill development in addition to work duties.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability (using data to solve operational problems).
  • A working understanding of utility and/or energy environments, operating procedures, and economics or regulation.
  • Expertise with equipment, services (construction, Engineer/Procure/Construct, professional, and technical), sourcing, and project management.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications

  • Professional Certification, such as Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

TO APPLY

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ARPA-E Program Director

ARPA-E’S MISSION

ARPA-E is the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy. 

ARPA-E brings together top minds in energy R&D and commercialization, to change what’s possible. 

ARPA-E team members share a commitment to make an impact—to enhance the United States’ economic competitiveness, energy security, and environmental sustainability. 

ARPA-E supports nascent technologies with the potential to transform America’s energy landscape that are not ready for significant private investment. 

ARPA-E’s mission is to de-risk these potential high-impact technologies at key make-or-break points early in the development cycle. 

Position Description

 Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States 

Summary: ARPA-E hires Program Directors (PD) with visionary ideas to help support the development of innovative energy technologies. 

PD Responsibilities: 

Program Development
Through appropriate technical and market analysis, and engagement with the ARPA‐E team and energy R&D communities, the PD develops a concept for an ARPA‐E program. He or she must then defend that concept in the face of challenging but constructive criticism from other ARPA‐E team members. Once through this crucible, the PD leads the drafting of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and manages all stages of the procurement process, which includes peer review of concept papers and full applications. This culminates in the PD recommending performer awards to agency leaders. 

Project Management
Once a program’s projects have been awarded, the PD actively manages that program, including full development of technical milestones and an intellectual property/commercialization strategy for each project through its completion. Management requires extensive, “hands-on” work with project performers in the field. The PD is responsible for adjusting, re‐scoping, extending, or canceling projects during the performance period. The PD’s project portfolio includes all projects in his/her program area(s) and may include other ongoing ARPA‐E projects as required. 

Other Duties 
A PD carries ARPA‐E’s endorsement as a thought leader both within DOE and to the external R&D community. A PD develops best practices as part of continually improving how ARPA‐E does business. A PD also evaluates other PD candidates, leads or serves on ad hoc groups as required for specific tasks, and provides peer review to other PDs’ program concepts. 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT 

  • Initial term of hire is three years, with renewal options. 
  • ARPA-E will consider hiring individuals from universities and other nonprofit organizations via the Intergovernment Personnel Act (IPA). 
  • U.S. citizenship is required. 
  • The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. 

Required qualifications 

  • Strong vision for specific program areas that are ripe for ARPA-E investment, i.e., those likely to develop transformational energy technologies 
  • Relevant energy-related experience in academia, industry, and/or technology investment 
  • Ability to span science and engineering disciplines and understand market requirements and realities, preferably with experience in starting a company and/or delivering a product to market 
  • Strong background in communication, program management, and technology transfer 
  • Demonstrated leadership in communicating a vision and bringing different communities together to catalyze something new; clear and authoritative decision-making 
  • Deeply knowledgeable in at least one scientific/engineering area with demonstrated creativity/originality in using new approaches and connecting seemingly disparate ideas 
  • Passionate about solving energy challenges, even if lacking previous direct experience in energy science and technology 
  • Comfort with a high level of risk and uncertainty; ability to be flexible with regard to technical area, market assessment, and workload (substantial travel may be required) 

Especially relevant backgrounds include, but are not limited to 

  • Electrical power systems 
  • Electrochemical energy storage and conversion 
  • Photovoltaic energy conversion 
  • Advanced engines/vehicle technologies 
  • Chemical catalysis/reaction engineering for biofuels, industrial processes, and other energy applications 
  • Biological approaches to energy conversion/biofuels 
  • Low temperature waste heat recapture/thermodynamic and/or solid state cycles 
  • Fossil energy conversion/carbon capture and conversion 
  •  Wind power/ocean and wave power/aerodynamics and fluid dynamics 
  • Grid scale energy storage 
  • Energy harvesting materials and devices 
  • Building efficiency technologies/HVAC/building envelope/smart buildings 
  • Advanced lighting technologies 
  • Advanced materials for energy applications 

TO APPLY

Highly qualified candidates should submit a resume and brief preliminary description of a new ARPA-E program concept that they propose to develop and execute here. (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=arpa-e-site-page/job-opportunities#op-152897-program-director) 

Environmental Scientist/ Project Scientist – Energy Renewal Partners

Description: Energy Renewal Partners, a leading Austin, TX based full service environmental consultancy seeks to hire an Environmental Scientist or Project Scientist to assist with our expanding portfolio of energy sector projects. The position will be based in Austin, TX. 

Responsibilities: The Environmental Scientist/Project Scientist will primarily support permitting, planning, siting, regulatory, and other needs associated with development and implementation of renewable energy projects. Responsibilities may include any of the following: 

  • Coordinating efficient environmental and regulatory review and permitting of projects
  • Assisting in development of environmental review and permitting strategy
  • Preparation of applications to agencies and regulatory entities
  • Regular coordination with regulators to determine project permitting requirements and ensure all permitting requirements are met
  • Preparation of milestone schedules and budgets and coordination with Project Managers to ensure permitting schedule and budget are met
  • Assisting in ensuring permit compliance during construction and operation phase of projects
  • Providing permitting constraints for prospect wind farms
  • Conduct environmental fatal flaws/constraints analyses for proposed wind energy projects 
  • Designing and implementing field surveys/studies for biological, avian, wetland, cultural, and other key environmental requirements for renewable energy projects 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science or related field; Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • 4-6 years of environmental consulting experience, experience with renewable energy permitting a plus
  • Experience with NEPA, ESA, and other relevant state and federal environmental regulations
  • Experience with Phase I ESAs, wetland delineation and permitting, protected species habitat assessments, SPCC Plans, and stormwater inspections
  • Experience conducting environmental fatal flaws/constraints analyses a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated project planning and implementation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel and conduct field investigations under potentially challenging environmental conditions
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve problems
  • Effective communication with coworkers, clients, and regulators. Excellent verbal and written skills are necessary

When you join ERP, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of being part of a close team working in an approachable, collaborative, and supportive environment. You’ll be surrounded by highly motivated, high-achieving professionals who strive to have a transformational impact every day. We’ll take care of you with industry leading medical, dental and vision plans and many more benefits that allow us – and you – to continue to be amazing! 

Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to: Jobs@energyrenewalpartners.com

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